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that romney said that he doesn't think we should even have a fema at the federal level? well you don't have to worry about believing me or not believing me because you can watch it yourself. >> fema is go to run out of money. some people say do it on a case-by-case basis. some people are saying maybe we're learning a lesson that the states should take on the role. >> romney: absolutely. every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it to the states, that's the right direction. if you can send it back to the private sector, that's even better. >> cenk: that is mental! i can't believe he said that! so we shouldn't have fema at the federal level. what would be doing right now hoping chris christie gets it it right in new jersey? but the federal government wouldn't do anything? and then forget the state and local government. are you kidding me? privatize it? how insane is that? so if you're poor and you couldn't afford whatever rates that romney's friends were going to charge yo
is recalled with the im. talk about fema, people think about the bush legacy. and so, he doesn't have make those contrastic splits, never mind about mitt romney, that helps him because he's doing stuff and it's all out there without the effort. >> you get the unearned assist from michael brown coming out. >> we'll talk about brownie. >> you couldn't ask for that. you couldn't make that bet. >> but there's karen welcome. hi. >> welcome to the show. i want to say, it's not just the presidential thing. it's also -- there's incredibly moving -- let's not forget the human toll this storm's taken. >> absolutely. >> the images of the president consoling americans in the wake of this massive disaster are incredibly powerful images. and what you heard in the president, what you heard from the president on the stump just now was empathy, this sense that he is fighting for you, that you have a seat at the table, middle class, working class americans, that he is there for you. and that fundamentally has been a problem for mitt romney. not only do you have the president looking presidential and making
revenue to the federal government, you've got to go after fema, which actually fema's not driving us into debt, look at the numbers. you've got to go after big bird, big bird's not driving us into debt, go after -- >> not going after the firefighters -- >> you've got to go where the money is. you rob the banks because that's where the money is. if you want to save america, you have to go where the money is. that's health care, that's medicare, medicaid, social security. you've got to reform them in a way. and i'm not saying voucher systems, this is about math. you've got to reform them in a way that would save those systems, save this country. and then you got to go after defense spending. fema, come on. this is ridiculous. really? seriously? we want delaware governor, new jersey's governor fighting -- no. you need the federal government to step in and help coordinate. i've been in the middle of these calls. >> yeah. >> when you have killer storms coming toward the coastline. i've been in the middle of these calls, and let me tell you something, you've got to have somebody out of was
, and that fema thing i think is also going to hurt romney. >> when she was declared the victor, it was over. >> florida may be too far a bridge for barack obama, but by putting bill clinton and all the things you mentioned, it means the romney campaign has to pay attention to it. >> let's talk about "the washington post" editorial today because it gets to the question of fouling. of breaking the rules and going -- basically saying things that even the totally independent people say is dishonest. here it is, quote, "washington post," through all the flip-flops there's been one consistency in the campaign of republican presidential nominee mitt romney. a contempt for the electorate. how else to explain his refusal to disclose essential information, how other than an assumption that voters are too dim to remember what mr. romney has said across the years and months, to account for his breathtaking ideological shifts. within limits all candidates say and do what they have to say and do to win. mr. romney by contrast seems to be betting voters have no memories, poor arithmetic skills, and a gene
had a debate what romney said or didn't say about fema. if you want to look it up on google, romney was asked if he'd close down fema and the quote was absolutely. now he likes fema. >> dana: wait, so does that mean he would get rid of assistance for people? that is what you are implying. >> bob: i said closed down fema. >> eric: he would rather have it handeded by the states. >> bob: absolutely he would close feena. >> greg: so nody sister assistance -- no disaster assistance ever. >> dana: obama will let any illegal getting through the border before january 1, they get welfare benefits for 20 years. that's true. you can google it. it's out there. >> bob: you don't say anything about the two-face. >> dana: i have one. roll the graphic. >> greg gutfeld dream of my five. >> dana: my puppy jasper was sick michigan husband had to take him to the vet. i couldn't sleep all night. fell asleep at 5:00 a.m. and i had a dream we had a show, five of us but bob. he was in my kitchen. party going on. it didn't know who the substitute was. it had to prepare for the show. greg looked at me and he
been, in my opinion, very forward-leaning and proactive. we have representatives here from fema, we have assets that the federal government has brought in, including the fast water rescue teams that are here. and the president signed our prelandfall declaration, i think first among all of the states that applied. so, the new fema is greatly improved, and we're very appreciative for the very cooperative way in which we've been going about this. we had a conference call yesterday that the president himself initiated, with all of the governors, including mayor stephanie rawlings-make and the mayor of philadelphia and others up and down the east coast. and that's what you would expect your government to do. especially in times like this, we should be working together as one team and that's what we're doing. that is, though, an improvement from not too many years ago, when typically, you would only see fema and the federal help arrive after the disaster hit. anyone else? >> a little bit of [ inaudible question ] >> sure. let me call up colonel brown. colonel, do you want to talk about th
jersey, governor chris christie promised help. >> we are working with fema and we have lots of the oil companies... gulf oil and hess have both said that they will deliver gasoline with the national guard and fema to any gas station that is not giving out gas because they are out of gas. we are on top of the gas situation. >> suarez: frustration was also at a boil on new york city's staten island, where local officials complained they've been largely ignored since monday's storm. >> this is america, not a third world nation. we need food, we need clothing. >> suarez: another fight was brewing over running the new york city marathon sunday morning beginning on staten island. new york city mayor michael bloomberg defended the decision. >> it doesn't use resources that can really make a difference in recovery and that sort of thing. it's a different group of people. we have to work around the clock for people to get through this thing, and i assure you we're doing that. if i thought it took any resources away from that we would, we would not do this. >> bloomberg reversed course and annou
but john mccain's appearance was scrapped. in a debate last year, romney was asked about cutting fema's budget and did not rule it out. he ignored reporters' questions about it today. romney political director has a memo suggest hag romney surge put pennsylvania in play and the president is on defense saying the expansion of the electoral map demonstrates that governor romney's momentum jumped containment from the usual target states and spread to deeper blue states that chicago never anticipated defending. paul ryan was in his home state of wisconsin to encourage relief efforts of campaign victory offices. the native son popularity helped him surge in 2.3 points of the president in real clear politics average of recent wisconsin polls. thursday he will visit virginia where the top ally is dealing with the clean-up. >> we are issuing a letter today to all the voting registrar office around the state. asking them to stay open for up to eight additional hours to make up for the time. that a citizen may not have had to vote absentee. over the last two days. >> i don't think the damage ha
with the states. correct thinking. i think that wraps up our call for today. for more information on fema, visit fema.org. we encourage you to, for people seeking assistance, to go to disaster assistance.gove. >> we just heard from fema administrator craig fugate giving the latest on recovery efforts in the wake of hurricane sandy. president obama did visit fema earlier today before taking to the campaign trail. turning back to the tough election races and senate and house districts across the country, the senate race in massachusetts teachers senator scott brown, a republican, is in challenger elizabeth warren, a democrat. in the 2010, scott brown won a set -- one a special election for the seat, long held by ted kennedy. this debate comes to us courtesy of wshm tv and was held in springfield on october 10. a final debate was scheduled for october 30 but was canceled because of hurricane sandy. >> good evening. welcome to symphony hall for a debate between scott brown and elizabeth warren. i am honored to be the moderator tonight. we have rules this evening. our audience of more than 2600 guest
important. i mean, obviously we want this to be bipartisan and it has been. we're trying to get fema in there. i spent most of the day trying to get fema in to the various towns and setting up headquarters and going door to door to help people. but we've been getting total cooperation from the white house and from governor christie. >> let me bring in cynthia tucker here. this whole question here, let me look at some of these numbers. 78% think the president handled it pretty well. i want to show you this picture of the president with this woman at the airport. i think people are going to remember this. >> we're going to help you get it all together. i promise. i promise. you're going to be okay. everybody's safe. that's the most important thing and then we're going to get this whole thing set up. >> you know, cynthia, one thing that i liked about this, and this isn't politics, when the president said the other night, i'll return your call in 15 minutes. that has been a critique of this white house, that it has been a bit isolated, a bit in a bubble. you know what i'm talking about.
. >> fema is doing everything it can to help. >> we want to help get things back to normal as quickly as possible. schools open, stores open. >> in new jersey, emergency crews are going door-to-door searching for survivors where families have been surrounded by floodwater four days. natural gas fires continue to burn where homes were flattened. with millions still in the dark 64,000 utility workers in 12 states are working around- the-clock to turn the power on. >> you have got to pick through it. >> belli is back, thank you lord. >> at least three people in their cars and gas lines are growing. >> i got here at 9:59 a.m. and it is 1:00 in the afternoon. three hours. >> criticism that the marathon runners will be traveling through areas devastated by sandy. >> people from the d.c. area are getting ready to help out heading to areas hard hit by superstorm sandy. the red cross and the national capital region will send vehicles to wear there were 2 feet of snow. also helping out, virginia power crews getting ready to head to new jersey to help with power restoration. 1500 workers set to
are fema's capabilities? >> outside of the area, power restoration tends to drive all of the rest of the response activity. getting the power back on it is if you would like to ask a question, pleasea need. fema has the generators to support to the governors to get facilities back on line. the way the federal government works thefema is a coronary bought -- works, fema is a coordinating body. the secretary and his team have been working with and talking with the major power companies on the additional systems they may need as well as working with our teams to expedite anything that would enable them to get in faster. >> operator, next question. need. >> some of the houses have been lifted from their foundations. >> i would not begin to guess. that is something to come back to on the disaster declaration. normally i could give you numbers based on damage assessment we would have used to justify the disaster declaration. because it was so widespread, we saw those impacts, we were able to determine it exceeded a states capability. i would caution that a number of shelters will not be
-800-621-fema and disasterassistance.gov funding is continued to be made available and when we talk about those dollars, this is money that has been direct posited. -- deposited. as the numbers keep going up, they are not dollars that are just approved. with that, in turn it over to charlie with the red cross. >> we want to give you an update on the particular activities in new york and new jersey. i want to would knowledge that i know this is a frustrating time of the people who have been affected by this storm and we want everyone to know we're doing everything possible to provide aid and comfort to thousands and we have had people in place since before the storm made landfall. i do not want to, in any way, diminish the impact of those in other states. the red cross has a large relief operations in new york and new jersey as we learn about what the neighborhoods are that have a need. as power comes back on, awareness is increasing in terms of the areas of need and we're putting plans in place to provide people with food, water, relief supplies, and comfort. a massive feeding effort is underwa
scrambled to board up windows and collect sandbags. speaking from fema headquarters, president obama said that residents need to take this storm very seriously and follow instructions from local officials. the storm expected to make landfall tonight into tomorrow. >>> thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. see you the next time news breaks. >> and we're here online. game 5 coming up in a few minutes in detroit, and if the giants win, they're world series champs. leave of it right here and we'll see you back here after the game. >> go, giants! >> that's right. go, giants!
some fun facts -- [♪ fun-facts music ♪] >> stephanie: this is the point of fema when it operates properly when something of this magnitude happens. this is exactly why, mitt you can't privatize fema or second things back to the state. steven colbert said who better to take care of it than the state who's infrastructure has just drifted out to sea. the deployment of national guards included 100 blackhawk helicopters, 573 vehicles, 40 humvees are on the way. >> that sounds like big government to me. >> stephanie: exactly. >> because the state of new jersey just had those lying around. >> sure. >> stephanie: thank you, and what would be even better privatize it. >> yeah. what private company has a blackhawk helicopter? >> stephanie: yeah, after they determine what their profit is going to be. >> there are some entities that are big enough to handle events like this. pretty much the only one is the federal government. >> you can't handle the crisis! >> stephanie: but wait there's more. 500 workers arrived to provide emergency medical care nearly 2,000 utility w
york metro area. tomorrow, janet napolitano will join fema in staten island, new york, for a first-hand look of the damage there. transportation secretary ray lahood will go to new jersey to help with the recovery effort there. >>> almost everyone back to school and work in our area. still one delay. pendleton county schools on a two-hour delay this morning. the county had to deal with days of power outages following the storm. good morning, welcome to news 4 today. >> and it is friday, november 2, 2012. a live look out over the nation's capital this morning. 44 degrees outside our studios, we're in for a chilly stretch of weather. >> tom kieran with more on the forecast. >> this is what sandy is doing. drawing cold air down from canada bringing in this unusual chill for early november. it does feel more like a winter morning. you will need your winter coat. the little specks of again, getting a few scattered sprinkles, not as widespread as they were yesterday. out over the panhandle of west virginia and maryland. some places getting a few snow flurries and areas in dark blue, only
the weekend. this morning, "the wall street journal" reports fema has generators sitting in storage while families like this mother and daughter, living 17 flights up, are without power. telling our diane sawyer, their water is now running out, too. >> that's all the water we have left. >> it's almost gone. >> reporter: and the generators and use of them are a real question. so many feel there should be an all-hands-on-deck feeling for a disaster this large, when they hear about generators not being used properly or sitting idle, and they see generators like this story in the "post" these are two this morning, two giant generators sitting for the new york city marathon right in the middle of central park. now, they are not being used right now. not being plugged in but when you see pictures of these huge generators, that are not being used and you know there are so many stories of people in communities without power that could certainly use a generator, you understand why people see these pictures and they just don't feel good about pictures like that. george, back to you in times square.
a lot of money to help all these states and also to try to manage fema, which, as yet, is not engaged. it's more the immediate response is at the local level, the fema is for the longer. he has done okay. there is is no criticism of that. >> bill: i don't think anybody should be sniping at him or romney. romney the same thing. he has got to be sympathetic. he doesn't have any power to do anything. he has got to show his concern. they both cancelled some appearances and all of that i won't sniping. what i would say if i were cynical but of course i'm not you can discount that. >> you are little bow beep. going forward, tomorrow is a hybrid news day. you will still have storm stuff but the story will deintensify and the political stuff will come back. and then on thursday, both romney and obama will regain, you know, they will start to campaign again. looking forward, i don't see sandy as a factor. >> no, i don't. it might have marginal effects. it does show the president is presidential. people expect that in a national emergency. that's not really stuff. you might say that if you look
fema, fred fugate has informed states the federal government would reimburse them from relocating polling places. >> you wonder what the political implications are here. theoretically you would think president obama can only win here because that small sliver of the electorate they're going after, theoretically these low propensity voters may decide to come out because they see this as presidential and a rally around the flag effect. i think the chance of something happening significant he here are diminished. >> what do you make of the extraordinary circumstances we are in? a lot of people have tweeted, for example, about power being out. what does that mean for malfunctioning machines? all that speculation rolls into play. >> i think it's more than the fact we're having a conversation. the fact the election is away means that they have time to correct anything that goes wrong. you have seen wildcards. these situations in 1980s you wondered during the iran hostage crisis, you wondered if it would affect carter's re-election. >> congress has to change the date but it has to act qu
and the questions being posed to mitt romney about fema funding. >> belva: president obama get a bump and rating out of his handling -- >> in the last week, we've seen a sea change in the presidential race, obama not only got a bump in the polls, no doubt about it, but the fact he got the support of michael bloomberg and chris christie -- >> chris christie hasn't endorsed him. >> the fact is, he said he endorsed his role -- >> his leadership. >> his leadership, and i think that was very critical. it did raise the whole issue of, what is the role of government? and i think a lot of people stood back and watched some of the destruction there, i think the affects of sandy are going to be talked about for a long time on this presidential race, coming where they did when romney has had some momentum going into it. we'll see if he does coming out of it. >> >> belva: i have to return to odette here. we talked about polls. where are issues that these groups of any of the grouches -- . >> looking beyond the numbers, they were able to glean direct insight from journalists in a weekly election series that we d
death toll from hurricane sandy has jumped to 165. fema says more than $18 million in federal aid money has been disburse sewed far. red cross has sent 4,000 workers to offer relief. and coastguard teams from alameda and novato are deployed to the east coast and they will provide port security and assistance operations. >> military will be trucking in feel to alleviate the long lines for gas. defense department will deliver 24 million gallons of extra fuel to the new york area and lift restrictions deliveries by foreign ships. aaa are reporting that half of the gas stations are closed, many because they are without power. pg&e is sending hundred more workers, 150 others were sent earlier this week from california. in the meantime, in manhattan, cheers tonight when their lights went back on. >> con edison had hoped to restore power to all of manhattan by tonight. it now looks like it will be tomorrow night so some blackouts may linger lo longer than that. across the entire region. three and a half million are still without power. statue of liberty is closed indefinitely. statue had reope
, and that fema thing i think is also going to hurt romney. >> author think shift used to be, when she would delair the victory, it was over. >> florida may be too far a bridge for barack obama, but by putting bill clinton and all the things you mentioned, it means the romney campaign has to pay attention to it. >> let's talk about "the washington post" editorial today because it gets to the question of fouling. of breaking the rules and going -- basically saying things that even the totally independent people say is dishonest. here it is, quote, "washington post," through all the flip-flops there's been one consistency in the campaign of republican presidential nominee mitt romney. a contempt for the electorate. how else to explain his refusal to disclose essential information, how other than an assumption that voters are too dim to remember what mr. romney has said across the years and months, to account for his breathtaking ideological shifts. within limits all candidates say and do what they have to say and do to win. mr. romney by contrast seems to be betting voters have no memories, po
fema. soon the department will have about 680 firefighters, close to the number it had four years ago before the budget problem set in. the giants on a roll. you may have heard. >>> this week is the world series. >> yes. they shout out the detroit tigers in game 3 last night 2- 0. degeneres has more -- dennis o'donnell has more. >> reporter: yes. not since 1986 had a world series had back-to-back shutouts. prince fielder here, scutaro, crawford, double play. the giants got out of the inning unscathed. scoreless in the 2nd inning , hunter pence is on base. drive to the gap on right center field. a run scores. blanco is on 3rd with a rbi triple and the giants up 2-0. tigers have their shot. bases loaded in the 5th. vogelsong got quinton barry. and cabrera, the triple crown winner popped it up. vogelsong 5-2/3 of scoreless baseball. tim lincecum is just unhittable right now. 9th inning , sergio romo in to close it out. into buster posey's glove and the giants take game three 2-0. and the starters have been flawless in the fall classic. in the 18-1/3 innings, we have more. >> repor
fema headquarters and says the federal government is standing by to provide any assistance it can. >> reporter: i hope you can get a sense here of just how huge these waves have become. they have broached the board walk. the water is under the hotels and restaurants. it's quite an indication of how much this water is going to be piling up later. >> no kidding. and we know a lot of power outages are expected. anything in that area so far? >> reporter: no. all the power is still on for now. but there is a lot of anticipation, there are going to be rolling blackouts. and utility crews are out here trimming trees trying to keep the power lines clear. when this water really starts moving inland, if there's wind, could topple the trees and bringing down the power lines. >> okay. stay safe out there. susan live in delaware. thank you. >> hurricane sandy is affecting air travel worldwide even at sfo. all flights have been canceled for the next 48 hours. elissa over at sfo speaking with some of the travellers. have most of them gotten the warning or are some surprised? >> reporter: most tr
and connecticut to make sure that fema is doing everything possible with the recovery. he wants to avoid the problems in hurricane katrina disaster. >> ordered that resources are available as soon as they needed them. not let the red tape get in the way of solving problems especially when it came to local utilities could restore power as quickly as possible. >> following today's meetings, they will fan out and visit storm damaged communities throughout the region. to make sure that necessary resources are being provided. mitt romney gave the republican address with his own comments. >> our thoughts and prayers are with those on the east coast. americans come together in times of crisis. our first impulse is to come to the aid of those in need. this time it will be no different and help our fellow americans recover from this tragic storm. >> terry: he went on to talk about the decision americans face in choosing the next president making a campaign statement that calls for a change at the top. >> san francisco is breaking ground to the tod on new library. they are going to be there at 11:
smoothly. >> the fema application scam, what's that? >> well, there may be some people who say i can do the fema application for you, pay me a fee, i'll fill out all the paperwork for you. you do not need to do that, you can contact fema directly, and that's what you should do. >> a bogus charity scam. >> that's a huge one. looking at the devastation, you want to help in some way, but be very careful the charity you're donating to is legitimate. check the irs website, make sure it's something that actually is going to help the victims. and that e-mail, whether you're getting social media, sometimes getting these unsolicited pleas for help, that is a sign it may not be a legitimate -- >> this is surprising, you say identity theft tends to go up in these times? >> well, spam, a lot of spam is happening. fishing scams and all of those types of scams can come up. so a lot of people are saying look carefully at the e-mails you're getting. don't just open it because, again, pulling on the heart strings, be careful. >> bottom line, with the contractors, check their licenses. thank you so much.
concern is getting help to senior citizens and the disabled. fema has temporarily moved its headquarters out west to respond to problems there. nearly 151st responders from baltimore city. 11 news were there as the search and rescue team was they're providing for search and rescue operations. personnel from several jurisdictions are part of that. we are now just below 8000 customers without power, but the money -- but that number is shrinking. they have restored electricity to over 330,000 customers. the highest concentration of power outages is in baltimore county with around 4000 customers without power. crews are working round-the- clock to get everyone back online. >> slowly but surely, travel by air and even cruise ship is getting back on line. but problems remain. but still live outside penn station tonight. i imagine that traveling to train is not going to happen anytime soon. >> bobsled -- it is not. depending on where you are going is how difficult our plants will be. southbound is more difficult than northbound. service really won't be restored north of new jersey until at leas
ignored questions about his views on fema funding yesterday. but during a debate last year, he suggested he would favor turning over some of fema's responsibilities to the states. >> every time you have an occasion to take something from the federal government and send it back to the states, that's the right direction. >> reporter: the romney campaign says he believes fema has a major role to play in hurricane relief. the race looks as tight as ever, but new polls out this morning from "the new york times" and cbs, show that president obama has ever-so-slight leads in the three biggest battleground states of florida, virginia, and ohio. >> jon, thanks very much. >>> back to josh with other top stories. >> we're going to begin with wall street reopening this morning after the first two-day closure caused by weather since the year 1888. many wall street firms face big problems with flooding and power and just with getting their employees to work today. critics say the exchanges are no better prepared for emergencies now than they were before the attacks of 9/11. >>> and some experts now sa
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